Vulnerability scanning is, at the simplest level, the use of software tools to identify and report on security issues (known as vulnerabilities) that affect your systems. Vulnerability scanners often have many thousands of automated tests at their disposal, and by probing and gathering information about your systems, can identify security holes which could be used by hackers to steal sensitive information, gain unauthorised access to systems, or to cause general disruption to your business.
Once an organisation performs a scan they will be armed with the knowledge of actions they need to take to remediate the security weaknesses discovered. This overall ongoing process of identifying and fixing your weaknesses is known as Vulnerability Management.
P1 Cyber can help you with Vulnerability Management, we use the award winning Cloud Based Nessus scanner to enable us to perform an unintrusive scan of your endpoints.